How to Watch the US Open Tennis Live Stream (2023)

Catch the hardcourt action live as it happens

ESPN has the broadcast rights for the US Open Tennis Championship, so cable and satellite subscribers can stream through the official WatchESPN site. Everyone else can get in on the action through a streaming service like Hulu With Live TV or YouTube TV. All you need is a laptop, tablet, or phone, a high-speed internet connection, and a suitable television streaming app.

Schedule Overview

  • First Round: August 28, 2023 at 11 a.m. ET
  • Women's Final: TBD
  • Men's Final: TBD
  • Location: Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, New York, NY
  • Stream: WatchESPN
  • See last year's 2022 U.S. Open schedule

How to Stream the US Open from ESPN

If you have a cable or satellite subscription, but you want to stream the US Open on a computer or laptop instead of watching on your television, you can use the WatchESPN live streaming website. This site provides free access to sports events broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2.

You can use WatchESPN on your Windows, macOS, or Linux computer or laptop, as long as you have a web browser like Chrome or Firefox that supports streaming and a high-speed internet connection. The final thing you need is a valid cable or satellite subscription because this site is only for paying subscribers.

Here's how to stream the US Open through WatchESPN:

  1. Navigate to when the US Open is on the air. Locate the player that is labeled US Open, and click the play button.

    A screenshot of the US Open on WatchESPN.

    If you see your cable or satellite provider's logo in the upper right corner of the page, you may not have to log in. Click on the US Open player, and the live video will start playing right away if you were logged in automatically.

  2. Select your cable or satellite provider.

    A screenshot of the WatchESPN provider selection page.
  3. Log into your cable or satellite account and click Sign In, Log in, or Continue.

    A screenshot of a television provider login page for WatchESPN.

    The login page you see will vary depending on your provider, but you will always have to enter your cable or satellite account email and password to log in.

  4. If the US Open video doesn't automatically open, return to and click the play button again.

What Streaming Services Include the US Open?

Cable and satellite subscribers can stream the US Open through WatchESPN with a qualifying subscription, but that isn't an option for cord-cutters. The best way for cord-cutters to stream the US Open is to use a television streaming service. If you prefer, you can also catch some of the action with a separate ESPN+ subscription.

Television streaming services are a good way for cord-cutters to watch the US Open because they provide access to the same live television channels that you would normally watch on cable or satellite. The difference is that you stream live television through a high-speed internet connection instead of watching through cable or satellite.

How to Stream ESPN

Since the US Open is broadcast on ESPN, it's important to select a service that includes access to ESPN. Most of them have it, but there are some notable exceptions.

These are the most popular streaming services that give you access to the US Open:

  • Sling TV: ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3 are all included with the affordable Sling Orange plan. This is a good choice if all you care about is the US Open.
  • YouTube TV: This service includes both ESPN and ESPN2 with the base plan.
  • Hulu with Live TV: This service gives access to ESPN and ESPN2, and there are no confusing plans or add-ons to deal with.
  • DirecTV Stream: ESPN and ESPN2 are both included in every plan.

All of these services provide a free trial, so pick your favorite and you can start watching the US Open for free. Try a one-month free trial of Hulu, for instance, or a week of fuboTV free.

Streaming the US Open on Mobile, Streaming Device and Consoles

WatchESPN is designed for laptop and desktop computers, but you can use the service on your phone, tablet, and even streaming devices, like the Roku or Apple TV, as well as gaming consoles. For that to happen, you need to download the ESPN app on your device.

This option is only available if you have a cable or satellite subscription. The ESPN app only allows you to stream live events like the US Open if you subscribe to cable or satellite television. If you don't, then the streaming services in the previous section all have apps as well.

Here are the apps you'll need to stream the US Open through WatchESPN:

  • How do I stream the French Open?

    NBC and the Tennis Channel own the broadcast rights to the French Open in the United States. You'll need to subscribe to NBC in one way or another. Our article on How to Watch the French Open covers all the details.

  • How do I stream the Australian Open?

    As with a lot of sports, ESPN is your go-to site. Thanks to the internet, however, you can also sign up to stream matches through services like Hulu With Live TV and YouTube TV. If you want to know much more, head over to our How to Watch the Australian Open article to get all the details you need.

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